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Why not be a part of Video Matsuri 2018 and combine your Japanese ability with your creativity and acting skills to make a 3 minute film?

This year’s special item is a mug (マグカップ).  The special item is included each year as a bit of fun and should be planted or featured somewhere or somehow in the film. You may choose to use it subtly in the background, as a prop in the foreground or even as part of the story if you wish. We encourage you to think of fun or clever ways to show us your “mug”!

Aside from the signature item and the use of Japanese language, there are no restrictions on style or theme, as long as it is age appropriate. You can produce a comedy, a drama, a documentary; you can animate it, you can claymation it – the sky’s the limit! The Video Matsuri team encourages and looks forward to a variety of themes and genres.

We hope you have fun and enjoy making your film!

Entries for 2018 are now closed.

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